Federal Reserve forum series begins April 26


Redefining Capital: A Forum Series on Baltimore’s Next Economy

What will the next economy look like for Greater Baltimore? How can we work together to attract new investment and growth and expand opportunity for all residents of the region?

These are the questions at the heart of the four-part series, Redefining Capital, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and a host of public and private partners.

The Redefining Capital series will be held on four Thursdays starting this spring and continuing through the fall, with discussions ranging from three to six hours at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Baltimore Branch.

The series will kickoff on April 26 with the first session, The Next Economy: Redefining Human Capital and Enhancing Economy Growth (agenda). The session will discuss the release of The Brookings Institution’s ambitious new study that challenges the popular view of Greater Baltimore as a struggling post-industrial region and focuses instead on the kind of growth and strategies that can be fostered to create an “opportunity-rich” regional economy. Panel discussions, which GBC president and CEO Donald C. Fry will be a part of, follow on the region’s next economy, building human capital and learning from experiences in other U.S. regions.

Please also mark your calendars for future dates in this exciting forum series:
June 7: Redefining Social Capital: Attracting and Supporting New Immigrants
September 13: Redefining Financial Capital: Investing in Communities
November 8: Redefining Economic Assets: Anchor Institutions as Engines of Growth

Each session of the series will:

  • Examine a facet of Greater Baltimore’s economy to reveal hidden value
  • Bring together a wide range of Baltimore’s leaders
  • Focus on market-based and cost-effective strategies for economic growth
  • Engage presenters from across the nation who are leaders of promising local initiatives
  • Consider how new approaches apply in Baltimore
  • Highlight Baltimore’s most effective efforts
  • Encourage new and diverse partnerships and strengthen existing ones


The series is offered by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in partnership with:

  • Associated Black Charities / More in the Middle Campaign
  • Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
  • Baltimore Integration Partnership
  • Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative
  • Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative
  • Baltimore Workforce Investment Board
  • Citizens Planning and Housing Association
  • Job Opportunities Task Force
  • Maryland Bankers Association

The forums are free, but registration is required.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Baltimore Branch
502 South Sharp Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201

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